How Acquired: Discovery Player 01/17/2002
WUSA Experience: 1
Previous Team: Trondheims-Orn
Hometown: Trondheim, Norway
Born: February 22, 1977 Narvik, Norway
Height: 5' 9"
2002 WUSA Season:
Aquired as a Discovery Player on January 23, 2002 ... Made 6 appearances this season after recovering from foot surgery ... Made WUSA debut on June 29 vs. San Jose ... Recorded her first assist on July 27 vs. Philadelphia.
A member of the team that beat the U.S. National Team 3-2 in the Gold Medal game at the 2000 Olympics in Australia...Had a goal against the U.S. team in the Gold Medal Game...Played for the 1999 Women's World Cup Team...Played for the 2001 European Championships in Germany...Has 53 caps and has scored 17 goals...First cap was earned in the 1997 Algarve Cup against Finland.
Helped lead Trondheims-Orn to the Premier League Championship in 2000 and 2001...Won the Cup Championship in 2001 as well...Led the league in scoring in 2001 with 31 goals...Was the leading scorer in the Premier League is 2000 (24 goals) and 1997 (24 goals)...Second leading scorer in the league in 1998 (16 goals) and finished third in 1999 (15 goals)...Has played 157 league games and recorded 229 goals.
Full name is Ragnhild Oren Gulbrandsen...Nickname is Rags...Daughter of Odd and Stephanie Gulbrandsen...Father played professionally for Rosenborg, a prestigious team in Norway...Brother Thorstein was her coach for 5 years...She is a student studying to become a history teacher...Enjoys in-line skating, reading and listening to music.